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dc.date1950?-1959?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:55:31Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:25:46Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:55:31Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:25:46Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM331
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9629
dc.descriptionKodachrome Transparency.
dc.descriptionNaturita--Verso of mount.
dc.descriptionCardboard mount; text on front and verso of mount.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-05-29.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-331.
dc.descriptionRelated slide: NMHFM-334.
dc.descriptionDonor: Lola Alexander.
dc.description.abstractSlide showing two small buildings with a bulldozer parked in front of them. These buildings appear to have been located on the upper level of the Naturita Processing Plant (the same buildings are shown on slide NMHFM-334), and this may have been where the carnotite ore was brought into the plant for processing. The Naturita Processing Plant was located three miles north of the town of Naturita and was built around 1930 by the Rare Metals Company. In 1939, the Vanadium Corporation of America purchased the plant and renovated it. Between 1942 and 1960, uranium was extracted at the plant from carnotite ore by salt roasting crushed ore and then leaching and precipitating the uranium concentrate (yellow cake) and vanadium concentrate (red cake). The carnotite ore processed at the plant probably came from the Vanadium Corporation of America's mines in the region. During the 1950s, the Vanadium Corporation of America also trucked several hundred tons of autunite ore to the Naturita ...
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectUranium ore processing plants
dc.subjectVanadium ore processing plants
dc.subjectVehicles
dc.titleNaturita Processing Plant, buildings
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
dc.contributor.institutionVanadium Corporation of America


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